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Art with Ambition
May 28, 2013   
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In the Heart of the Country, an exhibition of some of the most interesting items from the collection of Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art, is on display at the museum’s temporary home at 3 Pańska St. in Warsaw.

Established in 2005, the museum has so far acquired more than 300 works by Polish and foreign artists. The collection features several main overlapping themes, such as ways of shaping memory and history, the language and ethics of modernity, the involvement of artists in social issues, the role which documents, mass media and information play in the arts, the globalization of art, relations between cities and contemporary art, and different manifestations of spirituality, a subject that is seldom tackled in contemporary art exhibitions.

In the Heart of the Country lays the ground for a permanent display that will be housed in the future Museum of Modern Art building. The exhibition is the result of efforts by Polish artists to establish an art collection of global reach where key trends and phenomena in Polish art can also be identified and showcased.

The exhibition presents Polish art as an integral part of the global art scene. It is also the first Polish collection of contemporary art to prominently feature work by non-Western artists—from Egypt, Mexico, Israel and Libya. Polish contributors to the exhibition include Zbigniew Libera, Wilhelm Sasnal, Piotr Uklański and Krzysztof Wodiczko. The artists tackle current social, political and ethical issues and many of their projects can be described as distinctly Polish.

Until Jan. 6, 2014
Museum of Modern Art (temporary home); 3 Pańska St.
tel. 22 596-40-10; www.artmuseum.pl
Free admission
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